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Dodgeball

UK Dodgeball Association

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Contact Email
info@ukdba.org
Contact Telephone
01438 7791005

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What is Dodgeball?

Dodgeball is a game in which players try to hit other players on the opposing team with balls while avoiding being hit themselves.

There are many variations of the game, but generally the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.

Dodgeball is usually 6-a-side with a minimum of 2 female players on the team. There are 6 balls, if you hit someone with a throw, they are out. If they hit you, you are out. If you catch a throw you get a player back in and the thrower is out – a double swing! Head shots don't count, and there are certain penalties for this.

Each set is normally around 2.5 minutes long, and the team with the most players left at this time wins the set (if they haven't got their opponents out already)

UKDBA County Development Officers aim to provide opportunities for participation in Dodgeball for all areas of the community; to widen the access to Dodgeball by working in conjunction with County Sports Partnerships (CSPs); promote competition in schools and liasing with local Dodgeball Clubs.

Benefits

  • Develops strength in your arms and shoulders from throwing the ball.
  • Develops power in your legs from jumping, dodging and weaving and flexibility to twist and turn out of the way.
  • Develops quick reflexs and eye hand coordination as you block, catch and throw accurately while moving.

Costs

Taster Dodgeball sessions can be as cheap as £5

Equipment

You'll need a six dodgeballs, the official rules, court dimensions and / or you'll want to find a league.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Local Programmes

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Partners

  • Blaby District Council
    County Sport Network
    Rutland County Council
    Equality Standard
    Sport England
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Harborough District Council
    Loughborough University
    Leicestershire County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • QUEST
    Leicester City Council
    Age UK L&R
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    British Heart Foundation
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Safeguarding

Partners

  • British Heart Foundation
    Harborough District Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Loughborough University
  • East Midlands Platform
    QUEST
  • Leicester City Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Safeguarding
  • Sport England
    Equality Standard
  • Melton Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Blaby District Council